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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* from Lung Cancer, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2001–2016


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The figure above is a line chart showing that during 2001–2016, the lung cancer death rates for the total population declined from 55.3 to 38.3 as well as for each racial/ethnic group shown. During 2001–2016, the death rate for the non-Hispanic black population decreased from 63.3 to 41.2, for the non-Hispanic white population from 57.7 to 41.5, and for the Hispanic population from 23.9 to 16.6. Throughout this period, the Hispanic population had the lowest death rate.

* Deaths per 100,000 population age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Lung cancer-related deaths were those with underlying cause of death coded as C34 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).

During 2001–2016, the lung cancer death rates for the total population declined from 55.3 to 38.3 as well as for each racial/ethnic group shown. During 2001–2016, the death rate for the non-Hispanic black population decreased from 63.3 to 41.2, for the non-Hispanic white population from 57.7 to 41.5, and for the Hispanic population from 23.9 to 16.6. Throughout this period, the Hispanic population had the lowest death rate.

Sources: CDC/National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, 2001–2016, Mortality. CDC Wonder online database. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.


Reported by: Deepthi Kandi, MS, DKandi@cdc.gov, 301-458-4953; Sibeso Joyner, MPH.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Lung Cancer, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2001–2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:840. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6730a8.

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